"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." ~ 1 Peter 3:15-16
Thank God that I have managed to find around 14 helpers who are willing and available to help out in this 30th event. Thank God for every single one of them all!

When I first knew of the earthquake and the tsunami, I can't help but think of the period when the whole earth was flooded during Noah's time. If what we saw on the news was bad enough, what was it to the people back then when no one was spared except for Noah and his family? Neither can I avoid recalling that prophecy that the Bible has claimed, that the earth is going to witness wars and disasters in the end times. Once again, the Bible is proved to be God's very own words, but at a huge cost. If only man will to acknowledge Him from the beginning.

Anyway, this incident does reminds us of the dazzling question about our purpose in life! Good man, bad man, wealthy ones, man in poverty, highly educated ones, lowly educated ones, single ones, married ones, young ones, old ones... All died when the waves came crashing down... We may be building an empire of businesses or networks, but all these are in vain when God decides that we shall live no longer.

So Jesus told them this story: A rich man's farm produced a big crop, and he said to himself, "What can I do? I don't have a place large enough to store everything." Later, he said, "Now I know what I'll do. I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones, where I can store all my grain and other goods. Then I'll say to myself, 'You have stored up enough good things to last for years to come. Live it up! Eat, drink, and enjoy yourself.' " But God said to him, "You fool! Tonight you will die. Then who will get what you have stored up?" "This is what happens to people who store up everything for themselves, but are poor in the sight of God."

So what are we chasing after in life? Are we chasing after the materials that will eventually fade away? Or are we chasing after something that is eternal, that will last forever? The choice is ours to be made.

Sell all your belongings and give the money to the poor. Provide for yourselves purses that don't wear out, and save your riches in heaven, where they will never decrease, because no thief can get to them, and no moth can destroy them. For your heart will always be where your riches are.